Monsters are scary, but a monster that sings? That’s a nightmare. This life-sized creature is a scary, moving, blinking and blabbering beast. At six feet tall, the monster's animatronic head, mouth and eyes all move to properly frighten children and small pets. Also, his heart and brain light up to remind you that he has feelings too. Not to mention—he collapses down for easy storage in a closet or under a bed, where he truly belongs. $125
For an eerie, yet decorative place to store your candy corn, try Pottery Barn’s Verlaine Urn. With a classic bronze finish and a choice between wide fluted and tall, these urns offer an upscale alternative to the plastic candy bowl. In the off season they become stylish additions to a living or dining room—leave them out to hold a fern or potted plant. Before you put the kiddies candy in there, however, remember to remove the ashes. $129
The Best of Alfred Hitchcock Volume 1 Box Set
Universal Studios www.amazon.com
Prefer to stay in on the 31st? Get in the spooky spirit with The Best of Alfred Hitchcock Volume One Box Set. This 8-disc boxed set contains thrillers such as Psycho, Rope and Rear Window. Also included are 4 episodes of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series, directed by the Master of Suspense himself. Forget goblins and ghosts, this set will remind us that sometimes nothing is scarier than our very own dinner guests. $245
Looking not a day over 5,000 years old, these top-of-the line mummies from Neiman Marcus add a sense of fashionable fright to any creepy get-together. Measuring in at 71” and 61” tall, these well-wrapped faux corpses are swaddled in only the finest polyester and resin blends and come ready to greet partygoers and trick-or-treaters. Ancient Egyptian curse not included.
Starting at $110
Giggles Creature Reacher Costume
Rubie’s Costume Company www.rubies.com
Statistics prove that the public’s fear of clowns rises near Halloween, and as if Bozo isn’t scary enough—this season he has firearms. Your coulrophobia will reach its panic attack max with this Giggles the Clown getup. The ruffled collar and circus-style shirt, paired with the oversized latex mask and gun-toting arm extensions are enough to make anyone curl up in the fetal position. Or use the costume as a party decoration for equally terrifying results. Just be sure to keep your Xanax within an arm’s reach.
Starting at $290